A night at Chaparral Entertainment Centers means more than just a few games of bowling—with its up to 48 shining lanes are the main attraction. The alley's lounge hosts live music on Friday and Saturday nights, so bowlers can jam out to a band, karaoke, or a DJ, who might accept requests for "We Are the Champions" after every strike. There's also a big-screen TVs, six pool tables, shuffle board, darts, and an arcade in the lounge. At a full-service snack bar, bowlers can order appetizers to tide them over between frames, and they can choose from up to 44 beers on tap, wine, and liquor.
Not much has changed at Jake's of Pasadena since 1947, the year the diner first opened its doors along historic Route 66 in Old Town Pasadena. The eatery recalls Southern California's golden era of surf music, hot rods, and drive-ins through its nostalgic decor and classic diner grub. Feel free to build your own burger ($5.99+) or outsource the decision-making to the cooks by ordering one of Jake's signature menu items, such as the BBQ cheeseburger ($7.99). You can complement any sandwich with chili fries or onion rings or sip a shake while you gossip about which mailman is stealing the football team's letterman jackets. There's also a billiards room downstairs that is open nightly.
• One pizza (up to a $12.50 value) • One pitcher of beer (a $20 value) • One hour of pool (an $18 value) • Valet parking (a $4 value) Spot 5750 maintains an exclusive, hedonistic atmosphere with more than 60 plasma HDTVs in 25,000 square feet of space. Pop by for dinner or a midnight snack: the kitchen at Spot 5750 stays open until 1:30 a.m., fueling late-night revelry and helping owls to wake up in time for their favorite infomercials. Gourmet pizzas arrive in four flavors, including barbecue chicken, which blends three cheeses, red onion, and cilantro with its namesake poultry ($12.50), classic pepperoni ($11), a ham, sausage, pepperoni and ground beef meat lovers' pie ($12.50), and mixed vegetable, which mixes three cheeses, onion, pepper, and mushrooms ($12). Diners can wash down their meals with a pitcher of brew from the full bar, sharing glasses with friends or any stranger bold enough to bring an extra-long straw.
Little Joy Cocktails in Los Angeles, CA offers big fun. The bar, with its industrialized vibe, has it all – DJ's kickin’ hot tunes, drink specials, comedians and other performing acts. In short, it's got everything you'd expect in an L.A. bar and more. Do you have a party planned for 40 people or less? They've got private space for rent that includes leather benches, a sound system, projector and stage. There's even a private entrance if you want your guests to experience that exclusive, 'velvet rope' treatment. For film makers seeking shooting locations, the bar can also be transformed into any era you might need. So whether you just want to relax with friends or film the next blockbuster, Little Joy Cocktails is the place to be in L.A.
Your senses are guaranteed to get put under arrest by the wonderfully whimsical pub that is Scotland Yard in LA. This place has everything going for it- amazing music, reasonably priced and well-prepared alcoholic drinks, and even live performances by local band talent. The ambient atmosphere here is a fusion of favorite 90's tracks meets convivial Irish pub. They welcome patrons bringing in liquor from the store that's a stone’s throw away, as long as you order something at Scotland Yard. Some of the best drinks here include their frothy pint of Guinness and their vintage wines. Shows are free on Friday evening, make them the perfect place for a prelude to an exciting weekend in the City of Angels.
In the mood for a game of pool and a beer? Look no farther than Highland Park Billiards. It’s your chance to escape somewhere classic and hang out with friends, or meet someone new. There are frequently specials at this particularly pool hall, so keep an eye out and be sure to ask. Also, in the corner, there is a rockin’ old school juke box. Apparently it plays everything from Creedence Clearwater Revival to Aerosmith to Michael Jackson to Phish. Pick up a pitcher beer, grab a cheeseburger, and kick back some friends or a date like it’s 1978 here at Highland Park Billiards—one of the most easy-goin’ spots in LA.